UN’s International Day of Girl

Today is October 11th, UN’s official International Day of Girl.

Why is there a day called International Day of Girl?

Because 33 million girls in the World, today are deprived of education.

“On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. For its second observance, this year’s Day will focus on “Innovating for Girls’ Education”.  (UN.com)

It’s crazy to hear that in many parts of the country, girls do not receive the educational right which we have in the US. Many girls cannot attend school for safety reasons, lack of confidence or poor quality of education.

I’m happy to hear that there are days like this that now recognize not only the work which has to be done, but also the work which organizations are doing to help get the word out. We need organizations and people who can help to communicate this issue to the world.

What can you do right now to support? Support Unicef by joining their Thunderclap. It’s VERY easy and free! The best way to spread news now is through social, help spread the word to help those 33 million girls receive education!

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